This is from my first year at Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval. I was fascinated by this dancer because I had never painted a black dancer before. I really like the contrast of the black flesh against the golden tones of the costume and the green background, with the red tones in the top of the head dress. I also really like the gold crown with the blue jewels. Her pose of absolute confidence, with the big smile and arms thrown wide is magnificent.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Samba and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Samba paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Samba on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Samba embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.